An NVA head swap

I got the new North Vietnamese Army soldiers from Empress Miniatures in the post the other day. As there is not such a big variety at the moment ( there are many more to come from the talented Mr. Hicks!) I started to swop some heads on the miniatures. You can find other heads in the french indochine range of Empress.

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The one in the middle is the original miniature. The one on the left and right has a new head. There is a little green stuff round the neck missing at the moment.

Close ups of the two with new heads:

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And the next three:

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I will do another eight figures with a head swap and hopefully I have enough diversity in my NVA squads then.

todays Grunt

Here is the next Grunt for my growing Vietnam war collection.

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This time it is a figure by Gringo 40 miniatures. An afro-american ( hope that is the political correct designation) GI. These are wonderfull sculpts and are only slightly bigger then the Empress miniatures . They get along quite well so that I will mix both ranges in my american force.

Painted again with Contrast paint from games workshop.

I got my plastic rainforest vegetation in the post yesterday so will start on some scatter scenery shortly.

The beginning of my first squad of a US Marines platoon , Vietnam1968

As you can see here and here  I started using the new Games workshop Contrast paints on the new Vietnam war ranges of Empress and Gringo 40.

As I am on my summer holiday now I took a few figures with me and will paint them up over the coming fortnight.

Here is the first figure finished. Grunt No I , a Empress miniature sculpted by Paul Hicks:

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Next one tomorrow. The Uniform equipment and skin was done in Contrast paints the rest conventionally.